Jessica Spring, Springtide Press
A collaboration between Jessica Spring and photographers who lived in her home over a century ago, Parts Unknown explores the mystery of a box of glass
negatives discovered in the artist’s attic. These photographs document a new leisure class in a city moving beyond its frontier origins. Housed
in a clamshell box, the book unfolds into four accordion chapters that converge at both a literal and historical crossroads, transporting the viewer to the
1890s. The images are ink-jet printed on handmade abaca, varnished, and bound in panels of Rising museum board. The text is hand set and letterpress printed
in an edition of twenty-four. 6 x 12 x 12 inches, 15 x 30.5 x 30.5 centimeters. Created 2007.
The proprietor of Springtide Press in Tacoma, Washington, Jessica Spring designs and prints unique artists’ books featuring handmade paper and
letterpress printing. She has an MFA from the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts and teaches book arts at Pacific Lutheran University.
Website at www.springtidepress.com